Although the videos posted below are advertisements they bring a pressing issue to light, Lead Acid batteries are difficult to dispose, heavy, charge slowly and generally less efficient than newer Lithium Ion battery cells. Sure there have been improvements to the technology, but Lithium still seems to be leading the way.
Check out this article reviewing the pro's and con's between Lead Acid and Lithium Ion batteries.
Check out this power savings calculator by GRRReen Power Management and find out how much money your facility can save by converting.
Curious about the recycling process? Go here.
From creators of video: Electric greens mowers have depended on heavy lead-acid batteries, which require frequent maintenance, and quickly lose their ability to hold a charge. Kent Graff, Golf Superintendent at Encinitas Ranch Country Club discusses the benefits of using lithium ion batteries in his club's electric mower, the E-Plex II by Jacobsen.
From creators of video: Golf carts go farther, faster, and require no battery maintenance when equipped with the Lithium Power Pack, says La Jolla Country Club Facilities Manager Jorge Dominguez.
From creators of video:he green golf cart battery is non lead acid base, using only lithium ion polymer cells, which is not hazardous to the environment. It can last more than five yrs and uses only 1 battery unit instead of 6 lead acid units. This improves on weight and handling of the golf cart. Cost in the long run is also lower. Thus, its not just friendlier to the environment but to your pocket too!!
Green Golf Cart Battery - Lebosi Sdn Bhd from Joe Lebosi on Vimeo.